The New Orleans Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA)


The New Orleans Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA)


1840, 1841, 1843, 1865, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1889, 1900

Collection Items

Jerry Harvey looking for his brother, Washington Harvey.
Jerry Harvey is looking for his brother Washington Harvey in New Orleans.

C.A. Halley, special examiner, custom-house, searching for Mrs. Fleming
Mrs. Fleming was wife of Harvey Fleming during the Civil War

Thomas Doss searching for his parents
Thomas Doss, Baltimore County, Maryland, searching for Isaac Doss and Nancy Doss

Martha Cobble finds her two sons after a 40-year search
Cobble found her sons, Thurston Cobble and Ned Cobble. They were sold to a New Orleans slave trader in Richmond, VA, 40 years earlier, in 1849, to fund slaveholder's trip to gold rush California.

Gracy Boyd searching for her daughters, Mary Boyd and Peggy Boyd
Boyd placed this ad in 1841, twenty years before the Civil War. Her daughters had been sold about twenty years earlier [ca 1821] by George Boyd, of Nashville, to Blount Robertson, of Louisiana.

Henny Butler searching for her daughter, Frances, before the Civil War
Frances was taken from her mother, in Cumberland, Maryland, to Natchez, Mississippi, and then New Orleans, Louisiana. Her mother, Henny Butler, received letters from her but needs her address in New Orleans to reply. An antebellum ad (from 1843).

Elizabeth Butler searching for her mother and sisters
Butler's mother, Anna Brown/Anna Blackwell, and three sisters were brought from Virginia to New Orleans about 1830 and sold there. Butler placed this antebellum ad in 1840.
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